Ex-Ajax winger Millen Baars has confirmed he’s completed his transfer to Manchester United.
The 16-year-old left the Dutch giants this summer after agreeing a deal in principle to move to Old Trafford and has now formalised his move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Baars was spotted by United scout Marcel Bout last year while working with Louis van Gaal and retained his spot in Jose Mourinho’s scouting network even after the Dutchman’s sacking.
The midfielder informed Ajax of his intention to leave Amsterdam in January but couldn’t join United until the move was given international clearance.
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But Baars appeared to confirm the move on his Instagram page today by updating his bio to read: ‘Footballer for Manchester United’.
The winger, who is also adept in central midfield, was wanted by Chelsea and Arsenal but his father confirmed last year that he had his heart set on United.
‘There was interest from Italy, Portugal and England, but when he was at Chelsea and United to look, he knew he wanted to play in Manchester. He did not even see Arsenal, his choice was made,’ his father said.
Baars is expected to play for United’s U18s.